Knicks Update – Week of April 14th
The New York Knicks came into the 2013-14 season with lofty expectations
after finishing with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference last year. They were beaten by the Indiana Pacers in
the second round of the postseason in what some called an upset at the time, but Knicks fans still had high hopes for this
season. New York got off to a rough start, struggling against all opponents, and was never able to truly recover. Last season's
Sixth Man of the Year, JR Smith, failed to find any rhythm this year, struggling with his physical and mental game on the
court. Smith's inefficiency left New York without a reliable scorer to help star player Carmelo Anthony. Nobody will say that
Anthony did not have a good season in 2013-14 on an individual basis. He scored at will as usual, had the best rebounding
season of his career and played more selflessly than in years past. However it was not enough.
Until late in the season
the Knicks got very little from forward Amare Stoudemire, who was supposed to be a star in New York when he first arrived.
He had a fantastic first season in New York but had been a shell of his former self since then thanks to knee injuries that
some say could have been predicted considering the club could not get his contract insured. Stoudemire did give the Knicks
a nice boost down the stretch as they were trying to sneak into the postseason, but the team came up just short. The Knicks
will look to regroup this offseason with new general manager Phil Jackson at the helm. The first order of business will be
to re-sign Anthony and ensure that he remains the face of this franchise. From there the Knicks will look to improve in any
way they can.
Knicks Update – April 7th
The New York Knicks are fighting for a spot in the postseason,
and it looks like it's going to come down to the wire this season. The Knicks lost two of their three games last week, but
were able to get one big victory against the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets have been playing some great basketball since the calendar
turned over to 2014, winning more games than any other team in the Eastern Conference. That would not help them against the
Knicks in this contest, though. New York dominated throughout the entire game, and got 23 points and 10 rebounds out of star
forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony has been stellar this season despite the Knicks early struggles. JR Smith contributed 24
points of his own lately, as he's finally looking like the player that won the Sixth Man of the Year award last season. If
Melo and Smith can play well down the stretch this season, the Knicks could very well find themselves in the postseason.
Knicks were unable to what would have been a huge victory against the Miami Heat later in the week. The Heat were the top
team in the Eastern Conference at the time of tip off, but their margin was not wide enough for them to give the Knicks any
kind of break on the court. JR Smith would not stop shooting three pointers in this game, chucking an NBA record 22 attempts
from distance against Miami. He hit 10 of them and racked up 32 points in the game, but it did not prove to be enough to outdo
LeBron James. James put up 38 points on a much more efficient shooting night, and the Heat were able to take home the victory.
If the Knicks can make the postseason, they very well could match up against Miami in the first round.
Update – Week of March 31st
The New York Knicks are on the verging into breaking into the playoff picture in
the Eastern Conference after winning two of their games last week. The Knicks are looking to catch the Atlanta Hawks, the
team that has been in the eight spot in the conference for a while now. The Knicks got their first victory last week against
the Sacramento Kings. Carmelo Anthony did a great job scoring the basketball in this game, notching 36 points while hitting
five of his eight attempts from three-point range. Anthony got some scoring support, something the Knicks have struggled ti
give him for much of this season, from JR Smith, who added 29 points of his own thanks to his hitting nine threes. DeMarcus
Cousins was dominant for the Kings against New York, hitting 10 of his 15 shot attempts for 32 points and 15 boards. Cousins
is having a monster season, but this great performances was wasted as the Knicks went on to earn the victory.
in the week the Knicks got another big win against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors have all the talent in the world,
but have underachieved this season after setting the league on fire late in 2012-13 and in the postseason. The Knicks did
a good job on the defensive end in this game, holding the high-powered Golden State offense to a mere 84 points on the night.
New York got 21 points from JR Smith, who has come on as of late, and his timing could not be any better. Guard Steph Curry
dropped 32 for Golden State, but it was not enough to power his team to the win. Curry has elevated himself to one of the
star players in the league, but did not get much support against the Knicks.
Knicks Update – Week of March
The New York Knicks continued their late-season surge last week, winning two of their three games and asserting
their assault on the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The Knicks kicked off the week with a huge win
over a Pacers team that has had their share of struggles lately. New York saw Carmelo Anthony drop 34 points in the game,
dominating on the offensive end throughout the contest. Anthony has been one of the few bright spots for the Knicks this season,
as he's having one of the best years of his career. Amare Stoudemire has been playing exceptionally well as of late, and he
continued that against Indiana to the tune of 21 points. Stoudemire is playing more minutes per game right now than he has
all season, as it looks like he knees are in decent shape, at least for now. This win was big for the Knicks, as it came against
one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. This was the first game after the Knicks announced the hiring of Phil Jackson
to run the team, so the Jackson era certainly started off with a bang.
Later in the week New York was able to squeak
one out against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers have one of the worst records in the National Basketball Association and
came into the game with a losing streak of more than 20 games, but this was the kind of game that the Knicks may have dropped
earlier in the season despite being a better ball club. Stoudemire again played well, posting 22 points and 10 rebounds, his
best performance of the season. Anthony struggled from the floor, but added 21 points of his own as the Knicks staved off
a fourth quarter surge from the Sixers.
Knicks Update – Week of March 10th
The New York Knicks have
the playoffs in their sights, and the team bettered their chances of making the postseason by winning three of their four
games last week. The Knicks have found some momentum as of late after spending much of the season struggling. After earning
the second-best record in the Eastern Conference last season, the Knicks have not lived up to expectations in 2013-14, but
there is still a chance that the team can secure one of the last couple of spots in the playoffs. The Knicks got a nice win
over the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 5th thanks to 33 points, five rebounds and five assists from Carmelo Anthony. Amare
Stoudemire has been showing signs of life as of late, playing increased minutes and scoring 18 points against Minnesota. Amare
was supposed to be the other star player with Melo, but his recurring knee injuries have hurt Stoudemire and the team greatly
over the last two seasons.
The Knicks got another solid victory later in the week when they took down the Cleveland
Cavaliers. The Cavs are also shooting for a playoff spot, so this win was doubly good for New York's playoff chances. Cleveland
has been playing good basketball as of late, but the Knicks were able to secure the win thanks to 107 points. Anthony put
up 26 of his own points as he continues his good season, and Stoudemire dropped 17 and 12. If Stoudemire can remain healthy
for the remainder of the regular season and consistently give the team around 30 minutes per game, it could be what the Knicks
need to make a push for the playoffs. The next few weeks will be huge for this team as they look to finish strong.
Knicks Update - Week of March 3rd
The New York Knicks still have hopes of making the playoffs in the Eastern
Conference, but every loss hurts their cause. The Knicks are not helping matters as of late, dropping all of their games last
week. The Knicks faced an admittedly difficult match-up with the Miami Heat, the reigning NBA Champions, on February 27th.
The Heat are tough on any given night thanks to the incredible consistency of star player LeBron James. King James did not
disappoint on this night, putting up 31 points in the game. The Knicks hung in there for the first half, but the third quarter
and beyond turned this game into a blowout. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points in the game, but also saw his plus-minus differential
end up at -29 on the night. Tyson Chandler played well, chipping in 19 points and 16 rebounds, but the suffocating Miami defense
made things difficult for New York. The Knicks sorely need players to step up and help shoulder some of the scoring load.
Knicks got a glimpse of everything they are not later in the week when they faced off with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are
without their star player, Derrick Rose, but this team has shown a commitment to defense, consistent disciplined play and
a togetherness that has helped keep them afloat and in contention for a playoff seed high enough to earn them home court advantage
in the first round. Chicago center Joakim Noah notched a triple-double in this game, continuing his great play of late. Noah
has become a central cog for this Bulls team on both ends of the court, and the Knicks could not stop him from making an impact
on this game. The highlight of the day for the Knicks was Chandler's 22 boards, but that didn't stop the Bulls from cruising
to an easy victory.
Knicks Update - Week of February 17th
The New York Knicks have not been playing great
basketball as of late, and Knicks fans are hoping that the team can right the ship after some time off for the All-Star Break.
The Knicks dropped their last game before the break, falling to the Sacramento Kings in overtime. The Kings have been a better
team since acquiring forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors, but they remain a squad that New York should be able to beat.
Gay was a factor in this contest, dropping 20 points, but the player that really hurt the Knicks was Jimmer Freddette. The
former college star has struggled to find his way in the pro game, but he torched New York for 24 points off the bench on
9 of 12 shooting (including six threes) in this contest. DeMarcus Cousins was a load down low that the Knicks simply could
not handle, as the big man posted a double-double with 19 points and 14 boards. Carmelo Anthony was the high scorer for the
night with 36 points, but he couldn't earn the win on his own.
Following the All-Star break, the Knicks took the floor
against the Memphis Grizzlies, another team that New York is capable of taking down, but again were unable to taste victory.
The Knicks did get a great performance from promising rookie Tim Hardaway Jr., as the Michigan product scored 23 points off
the bench for New York and dropped four treys. Anthony posted a double-double, but struggled to find his shot during the contest.
The Grizzlies got the win thanks to the return of point guard Mike Conley, who posted 22 points, five rebounds and three assists
in the game. Memphis also saw veteran sharpshooter Mike Miller come alive off the bench in the contest, as he hit five threes
on his way to 19 points in the game.
Knicks Update - Week of February 10th
The New York Knicks are still
trying to right the ship after a shaky start to the 2013-14 season, and things did not get any better when the team stumbled
and bumbled their way to a loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks on February 3rd. The Bucks had the worst record in the
NBA, and while New York saw star forward Carmelo Anthony drop 36 points on 13 of 25 shooting from the floor, the Knicks could
not muster up enough late in the game to top Milwaukee. New York guard JR Smith added 30 of his own points in the contest,
but no other Knicks aside from he and Anthony topped seven points on the night. The Bucks got 25 points out of Brandon Knight,
their emerging young guard, including a late three-pointer that sealed the deal for Milwaukee.
The Knicks bounced back
from that loss with a win over the Denver Nuggets later in the week. New York got 31 points from the always-reliable Melo,
and saw a nice performance from young big man Jeremy Tyler, who dropped 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a somewhat surprising
performance. Denver got 24 points out of speedy point guard Ty Lawson, but the Knicks saw six players score in double figures
on their way to the 117-90 victory.
The Knicks finished up the week with the Oklahoma City Thunder, when Kevin Durant
proved to be too much to handle for New York. Durant has been on fire since the Thunder lost Russell Westbrook to injury and
he continued his hot streak against the Knicks in this one. Durant notched 41 points in the contest to go along with 10 rebounds
and nine assists, narrowly missing out on a triple-double. The Knicks saw Carmelo Anthony struggle in this contest, as he
made just five of his 19 field goal attempts, likely due to some solid defense from Durant on the other end of the floor.
The New York Knicks - Schedule in 2013-14
The New York Knicks are ready to hit the court this season to take
on the best teams that the National Basketball League has to offer. The Knicks have a star-studded roster that starts with
forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is ready to lead this team into battle in 2013-14 for what New York Knicks fans are hoping
will be another great season of Knicks basketball. The Knicks had a very good season in 2012-13, finishing with the second-best
record in the Eastern Conference and finishing atop the Atlantic Division standings. The Atlantic Division looks to have some
of the better teams in the conference, and the Knicks know that they're going to have to step up their game this season if
they're going to remain atop the division ranks. The Knicks call Madison Square Garden, one of the most iconic sports arenas
in the world, home, and fans love to pack into the stands to be a part of all the great hoops action that can be found at
MSG. With a home schedule packed to the brim with great match-ups, 2013-14 should be another fantastic season of New York
One team that the Knicks are looking forward to playing is the Brooklyn Nets. This is the second
season that the Nets have played in Brooklyn, and a rivalry between the Nets and the Knicks is brewing at a rapid pace. These
two teams had quite the war of words in the off-season, and the players will have the chance to prove that they're the better
squad when they hit the court this season. The Knicks will have to slow down the Nets offense, which is well-rounded with
talented veteran players. The Nets made a big trade in the off-season to land both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the
Boston Celtics, a move that could vastly improve Brooklyn's chances of making some serious noise in the East. When the Nets
come to MSG this season, it's sure to be a fantastic atmosphere in the arena.
Another team that the Knicks will look
forward to playing at home is the Miami Heat. The Heat are coming off their second consecutive NBA Championship, and are out
for a three-peat. With the player that many consider to be the best in the league in LeBron James, the Heat are never easy
to handle. James is already destined to go down as one of the most dominant and versatile players in the history of the NBA,
and he's still in his prime. Flanked by Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, James will look to wreak havoc on the Knicks. If Carmelo
Anthony can match James on the court, at least on the offensive end, then the Knicks have a shot at taking down this Eastern
Conference juggernaut. Only the luckiest of fans will be able to gain access to Madison Square Garden for these incredible
match-ups this season.
The New York Knicks are a professional basketball team that is a part
of the National Basketball Association, the world' elite basketball league. The Knicks play in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic
Division, where they're competing with the Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers for the division
title each and every year. The Knicks had a solid season in 2012-13, notching the second-best record in the conference, but
were unable to make it all the way to the NBA Finals. The Knicks will lean heavily on superstar Carmelo Anthony this season.
Anthony is one of the best scorers in the league, and gives the Knicks the chance to take down pretty much any team when New
York takes to the floor. The Knicks have high hopes for this season, and will look to players like Tyson Chandler and JR Smith
to play major roles in support of Anthony. Head coach Mike Woodson is hoping to lead this team to the next level, which the
team is capable of reaching if they can play up to their potential.
Being there in person
when an NBA game tips off is an amazing experience that every basketball fan should get to be a part of as often as possible.
The National Basketball Association is the top hoops league on the planet, and that will be abundantly clear to any fan that
witnesses a game unfold in person. When you head to a New York Knicks game you'll find yourself in Madison Square Garden,
the most famous basketball arena in the world. The best teams in the league will be hitting the floor all season long to compete
with the Knicks, and you can be there right in the stands to see how it all unfolds.
The New York
Knicks have won the NBA Championship on two occasions. When was the last time the Knicks took home the hardware?
answer is 1973, the last time the Knicks won the NBA Championship.
The New York Knicks were
founded in 1947 and have been one of the best-known franchises in the National Basketball Association for much of its history.
The Knicks have won two NBA Championships, the titles coming in 1970 and 1973. Though the Knicks have been to the NBA Finals
on eight occasions, the last time in 1999, the team has been unable to capture more than two titles. The team plays in Madison
Square Garden, the most famous basketball arena in the world. The Knicks are looking to add another title to their trophy
case as soon as possible, and the city of New York will go crazy whenever it happens.
the New York Knicks are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans in the National Basketball Association, and they stick with
the team through thick and thin. When you head out to Madison Square Garden, you'll find yourself surrounded by fans that
love the game of basketball. The stands are packed for each and every game, whether it's the preseason or the playoffs. Make
sure to join them this season to see the Knicks take to the hardwood.